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Cong-RJD will take Bihar back to lantern days: Modi

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Published : May 5, 2019, 2:21 am IST
Updated : May 5, 2019, 7:18 am IST

The election in Valmikinagar is in the sixth phase. Baidyanath Prasad Mahto of the JD(U) has been pitted against a Congress nominee in Valmikinagar.

Prime minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign for Lok Sabha polls, at Ramnagar in West Champaran on Saturday. 	(Photo: PTI)
 Prime minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign for Lok Sabha polls, at Ramnagar in West Champaran on Saturday. (Photo: PTI)

Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stepped up his attack on the Congress and RJD saying that “both the parties have deceived the people of the state in the name of development” and predicted their defeat in the Lok Sabha elections.

“Nitish Kumar worked for the development of the state. But Congress, RJD and other mahamilawati parties are trying to pull Bihar back to the days of the lantern. Forget lantern and start using LED bulbs in your homes now,” Mr Modi said on Saturday.

The Prime Minister along with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar was addressing a public meeting in Bihar’s Valmikinagar where he gave the statement. This was his seventh political rally in Bihar ahead of crucial last three phases of polls.

Political analysts claimed that in the fifth phase, three seats —Madhubani, Saran, and Muzaffarpur — are crucial for the BJP. While for the sixth phase the BJP has fielded six candidates and alliance partner JD(U) is contesting on three seats in Bihar.

The election in Valmikinagar is in the sixth phase. Baidyanath Prasad Mahto of the JD(U) has been pitted against a Congress nominee in Valmikinagar.

“All their lies have been exposed after the fourth phase of polls. After abusing me, they have now started targeting the election commission. They are doing this out of frustration because they know what is going to happen after May 23,” the PM said.

Mr Modi also took a dig at the Congress party for promising loan waiver and NYAY scheme saying that “they ruled for many years but couldn’t get the people to open their bank accounts”.

“They have come up with these schemes only to fool people during elections. I will not allow them to misuse public funds in the name of these schemes and I also want you to beware of such promises which are being made only for power,” he told the gathering..

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